Here are the weekly charts updated through 7/8. We’re half way through the season, the time when teams take stock and decide whether to be buyers or sellers. Well there’s no new wild card in the TTB league, but like the logjam of teams vying for that second MLB wildcard, there are eight teams grouped behind the leaders who need to determine if and how they’ll try and make a run.
As a reminder, this chart shows the standings over time, charting how many points behind the lead each team is on a weekly basis (being at the top is better). Check out the bundle of teams in 4th-11th place, separated by only 136 points. Addicto al Jonron has made a run the last four weeks to get back to this pack, but who (if anyone) will emerge the second half?
As a reminder, these charts measure how productive a teams hitting (points/game) and pitching (points/IP) are. This week’s data show that Addicto’s run has been driven by hitting, which has spiked from 2.97 to 3.12 pts/game the last couple weeks. In fact Addicto’s pitching worsened in that time - time will tell if the addition of Wainwright will fix that. If memory serves, this is the second year running that Addicto has acquired a veteran Cardinal starter for the beck end of the season.
The other interesting trend is the dip in the O’s pitching production. For the year, the O’s staff has delivered at an amazing clip: 3.34 pts/IP. But the last couple weeks have seen a major dip in week-to-week production to the point where they look merely average:
- Week of 6/17: 3.38
- Week of 6/24: 3.45
- Week of 7/1: 2.66
- Week of 7/8: 2.94
Note: 2011 Max = 60.8%, Winner = 54.3%, Avg = 56.2
Note: 2011 Max = 2011 Winner
This table shows the projected final standings if teams maintain their current productivity rates and their deficits in games played and IP.